News & Analysis

Covid-19 will put health system to the test

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) continued to spread over the last week with cases attributed to local infection, not just cases coming from abroad. At the time of going to press there had been 38 cases officially reported, 16 more than 24 hours ago. The threat is, of...

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This week

It was the week that saw the arrival of the coronavirus in Peru, a development that has all and sundry concerned owing to the deficiencies of the Peruvian health system. Not surprisingly today’s (Saturday’s) newspapers have little else in them, some with highly...

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New Congress sworn in

The new Congress, elected on 26 January, was sworn in on 28 February. The party breakdown in the single chamber 130 member legislature is as follows: Acción Popular 25 seats, Alianza para el Progreso 22 seats, Fuerza Popular 15 seats, Frepap 15 seats, Unión por el...

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Peru suffers the consequences of coronavirus

Mercifully, at the time of publication at least, no-one in Peru had been diagnosed with the coronavirus. But, as the first case in Latin America was announced in Brazil last week, it seemed just a matter of time before the pandemic hits. But the virus has already...

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